Media focuses on those wanting to die, not to live

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgLifeSiteNews 18 May 2015“I am Valentina Maureira. I am 14 years old. I have Cystic Fibrosis. I ask to urgently talk to the president, because I’m tired of living with this illness and she can authorize for me [to receive] the injection to fall asleep forever.”These were the words in a viral YouTube video that sparked international controversy this February. Euthanasia is illegal in Chile.Valentina got the idea to ask for a lethal injection from Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill patient who moved to Oregon because the state legalized assisted suicide. Maynard died from the procedure last year. But unlike Maynard, Valentina later changed her mind about her request.“She is now determined to fight for her life and those of other children suffering from her same serious illness,” said her father.Despite her dying wishes, her dramatic case was used to promote euthanasia in Chile.Although the government had said last November that euthanasia was not going to be a legislative priority, Senator Guido Girardi from the Party for Democracy – a member of the Socialist International – used Valentina’s case to argue for “people’s right to decide against therapeutic obstinacy…when a person eventually wants to not submit herself to treatments – we are in favor of that.”Senator Fulvio Rossi, from the Socialist Party said that “Chile must have a law to allow assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who want to die, to avoid the unbearable pain of a terminal illness.”Freddy Maureira, Valentina’s father, accused Senator Girardi of using his daughter’s case for his own political agenda. read more

Applying for a New Employee H1B at Your Expansion Stage Company

Posted On Jul 27 2019 by

first_imgHave you ever hired an employee who required an H1-B sponsorship? If you haven’t done so already, you may find the need to do so as your expansion stage company adds to its staff and management teams.Since I offer recruiting support to OpenView, I am helping to facilitate the process of applying for a new employee H-1B Visa and for a future employee who currently is on an H-1B.As an Employer sponsoring an H1-B applicant, we must complete an I-129 form which requires the following information:Name, address, telephone number, and fax number of the EmployerThe year the company was establishedThe IRS tax identification numberThe total number of employees. The government filing fee is lower for companies with fewer than 25 employees.The gross annual income for the previous yearThe net annual income for the previous yearDo full-time employees receive any type of compensation other than salary, i.e. health insurance, dental insurance, etc. If so, what type of compensation and what is the annual value of such compensation?The name and title of the person form your company who will be signing the INS petitions and their address (if different from above)The above information must be submitted to the lawyer you are working with to apply for the new employee H-1B, and that lawyer will also work directly with your future employee to obtain more information/documentation such as the employee’s passport, degree verification, employment contracts, and previous W-2s, if they exist. Although you may feel somewhat rushed in this process because of the desire to get your new employee on board, do not be afraid to ask for quotes from several lawyers as their legal fees may vary greatly.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more